December 18, 2017

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A Special “Welcome” from the AllergyLady!

welcome“The Allergy Lady Says…..If you are struggling with reactions of any sort, this is the place to talk about it! I, personally, struggled with horrible food allergies my whole life, in addition to makeup, detergents, chemicals, formaldehyde, etc. And, as I started to really understand “all of those symptoms I experienced” were connected to a “sensitivity” I had to something I eat, drank, touched, etc — the whole world started to open up for me. Finally, these mystery symptoms made sense after years of suffering! This work has changed my life profoundly as well as others I have worked with over the years. It’s worth a discussion and an open dialogue to start educating our world about the causes of many health issues. After a quick Allergy Lady review, your comments will be posted to the blog, and you will be part of a very important discussion. Education is the key to our health, and my mission is to allow people to be powerful in their own health choices. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

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Sunscreen Allergy? It’s A Possibility!

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sunscreen“The Allergy Lady Says…….. The Sunscreen Craze Has Arrived! What is the obsession with sunscreen? Someone please tell me! It is in everything these days, whether you want it or not! Nope, no personal choice here, it is done for you! Is it the manufacturers trying to get market-share by including it in every product they make, or is it our huge fear of getting skin cancer with any level of sun exposure, or could it be a little of both? What did we do years ago, when no one wore sunscreen and the incidence of skin cancer was minimal? Doesn’t this make you wonder a bit? It makes me wonder, if sunscreen could have anything to do with this problem! AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says…….Alright, here are the culprits of our discussion. Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, and Oxybensone (used for babies older than six months) are the most common sunscreen protectants, and they are used to reflect, scatter, or absorb UV-ultraviolet light. And, in addition to rubbing these products on ourselves, we even lather zinc oxide on baby’s bottoms to create a protective barrier against diaper rash! Yikes! It’s everywhere, is it not? And, the list of products includes body lotions, lipsticks, face makeups, suntan products, eye creams, shampoos, hair conditioners, body sprays, workout clothes, and more. With all this sunscreen, we should be free of skin cancer, but we are not! AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says…….Sunscreen is a suspicious character! And, when you see mystery symptoms that make you shake your head in total disbelief, keep your eyes open! You should be asking yourself, could this sunscreen be the reason for my symptoms? Did it start after I put it on? Is it causing my rosacea (face-skin rash), headaches, joint pain, lips peeling, eye’s tearing, acne, bumps, burning sensations, coughing, sneezing, neck discomfort, numbness, mental confusion, and dizziness/vertigo? There is a connection more often than not. And, sunscreen is also absorbed into your skin, and there is plenty of documentation linking it to hormone disruption and questionable “cell damage” that may lead to skin cancer! Chemicals are chemicals for everyone, and they can cause damage. So, if you were sitting at a desk writing this article, would you really need sunscreen on? Probably not! I wish I had a choice though, whether to wear it or not. I bet you would like this same choice too. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

Essential Oils Mania! Harmless???

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“The Allergy Lady Says…….It is Essential Oil Mania! Incredible marketing, extensive exposure, promises of healing health issues, maybe killing bacteria, aroma therapy scents, yet there are a few problems no one is talking about on the web. First of all, essential oils are made from spices, flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, and many other things. After concentrating the oils, they are put in small bottles for us to use on our bodies, in vaporizers, on our children, the dog & cat, the car, gym workout areas, classrooms, yoga studios and the list goes on forever. Number #1 Problem: If you are allergic to any of the above items, you are allergic to the essential oil too! It is amazing how we think these oils are totally innocent and without consequence. Personally, I have seen people getting bronchitis, chronic coughs, runny nose, dizziness, shortness of breath,bottles asthma, headaches, sinus and ear infections as a result of using essential oils! And, when they find out their health challenges are due to using these essential oils, they are totally in SHOCK! Really? Yes, really! AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says……Essential oil use is causing so many health problems lately. Recently, someone was placed in the Intensive Care with extremely high blood pressure and life threatening kidney failure due to using essential oils in the air. The essential oils were being infused through a vaporizer 24 hours a day (read testimonials on this website www.allergylady.com). Scary is not the word! Essential oils are being used in neti pots, which are typically used to wash out the nasal and sinus cavities. Traditionally, only salt water is used with this device. Tea-tree oil in neti pots is another one! OMG! PLEASE….STOP DOING THIS! These are “external products” never to be used inside the body! This is a very dangerous trend causing more harm than good. Oh please, rethink this decision, and stay safe out there. The Allergy Lady Blog is a good place to discuss this issue, so come join us at www.allergylady.com blog AL.”

Hair Products & The Migraine Connection?

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products_basket“The Allergy Lady Says…….Migraines, Migraines, Migraines! Stabbing brain pain, horrible nausea, vomiting repeatedly, ‘keep those lights away from me’ feeling, and a vice grip on your head tells the typical – Migraine Story. OMG!! Migraines come on so suddenly for no apparent reason, stay for days, and so often ruin your work and private lives. Over-the-counter meds first, and when this fails to stop the pain, you head for the prescription drugs just to survive, then a cold towel on your forehead in shear desperation, and finally kneeling as you say a few prayers to the ‘Migraine Gods’ to save you from this unbelievable pain! Sound familiar? AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says……A few days later, the horrible migraine is finally gone, but you are still baffled about the cause. It’s still a mystery! It seems as though there is no rhyme or reason for these migraines, but there really is something causing it! There are a few possibilities to consider, but first let us look at the hair products you just bought at the salon? And, the hair dye and bleach the hair stylist put on your head last Saturday? These products look ‘oh-so-innocent’ but they are NOT! Hair products and the chemicals in them cause a multitude of problems! Yes, those shampoos, hair conditioners, leave-in conditioners, intensive moisturizing treatments, mousses, hair sprays, hair dyes, and bleach highlights are often to blame! In addition, some people react to foods, spices, pillows, new clothing and medications, but hair products are a major reason for migraines that should NOT be ignored AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says……Hair product chemicals include sodium laurel sulfate (makes the suds), perfume and fragrances (the smell), essential oils (a major problem when people are allergic to spices, flowers, alcohol, herbs, etc), formaldehyde, hair colors/dyes, propylene glycol (also known as anti-freeze), parabens (used to prolong the shelf life of these products), and DEA/TEA (reduces PH levels) are just the beginning of an never ending list. Not only are they toxic, but they can absorb into your scalp. Can we stay away from them forever? Not easily! That is, unless you are open to another approach! There is another way to deal with this problem, which will allow you to use these products without reacting! Let’s talk about it at the www.allergylady.com blog AL.”

“The Allergy Lady Says…….Here is Hint #1: If you know when the migraine started, then try to remember what you were doing before the migraine started (example: eating, drinking, supplements, wearing, touching, etc), as this will give you your first clue in figuring out the reason for the migraine. And, then the CSI Investigation begins! If you need more help figuring out what the reason might be, just ask the Allergy Lady @ www.allergylady.com blog AL.”

Top 8 Food Chemicals & What Food Manufacturers Don’t Want You To Know!

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food_additives“The Allergy Lady Says……The Spotlight Is On >>>>>> Food Chemicals! Are they really a problem for us? So many people are screaming fowl when they see high fructose corn syrup and un-sprouted grains. These are the least of our worries! Things like artificial flavoring, xanthine gum, sodium nitrate, aspartame, whiten-all and food coloring are a few of the real culprits. Then, we find ourselves running from MSG and it’s 35 different names, plus the best one lately is “natural flavoring!” It better be the juice of a lemon or a mint leaf, or I am not calling it ‘natural’ at all! AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says……These chemicals are in our breakfast cereals, deli meats, frozen yogurts, coffee drinks, bacon, those healthy granola bars, and even foods in the health food store! Don’t be fooled! It is so confusing for all of us, even for me, and it seems like there is very little governmental regulations saying ‘STOP’ to the food manufacturers. This country allows so many food chemicals to be used, yet Europe, England, and Australia would never allow this! But, the truth is, we can not blame the government for everything, since our lifestyles seem to demand foods that are not refrigerated, on-the-go breakfast sausage and egg sandwiches, protein bars and bean burritos, foods with amazing ‘out-of-this-world’ flavors, pre-packaged and frozen TV dinners, and chewing gum that bursts in our mouths! Food manufactures want us to buy their products, our lifestyle dictates what is made by them, yet what is the ‘price we pay’ with our health? AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

“The Allergy Lady Says…..The real question is, “Are many of our unexplained symptoms caused by eating food chemicals?” My answer to this question is a resounding YES! Now, please understand that everyone has their own way to express their allergies, and it is usually a collection of symptoms we have seen periodically. We are all different. Familiar to me personally are symptoms like clearing my throat, acid reflux, burping, belching, different degrees of diarrhea, cramping, back pain, fibromyalgia pain, brain fog, fatigue, bloating, and gas. For you, it might be migraines, asthma, eczema, bottom of your feet hurt, anger outbursts, depression, congestion, insomnia, runny nose, sneezing or even ADD-like symptoms. If you stop eating foods with chemicals, the symptoms will stop, but how can we live like this long term? This decision would mean never eating out in a restaurant again! But, surprise! We don’t have to live like this anymore, since there is a way of fixing it! Now, I can eat anything without a reaction, which was absolutely life changing for me! Interested in learning more? Come see us at www.allergylady.com and let’s talk about it on the blog. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?

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eczema“The Allergy Lady Says……Eczema? Allergies? Is it possible to use these two words in the same sentence? Yes! It is certainly worth considering a different way to look at eczema, since most traditional methods are far from curing this chronic problem. Food allergies like dairy and sugar are definitely culprits, as well as contact allergies like fabrics, formaldehyde found on clothing and furniture, and detergents/chemicals. Anyone dealing with these itchy, scaly, red and painful eruptions on their face, back of knees, hands, elbows, and many times all over the body knows just how frustrating this can be. Why suffer with eczema, when you can fix it? Can you imagine having clear skin without a tube of steroid cream next to your bedside table? It’s worth filling out our “Contact Form” to find out! AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

Stomachaches, Constipation, Cramping, IBS?

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stomach“The Allergy Lady Says……..My Stomach Hurts! Chronic stomachaches, diarrhea, constipation, and cramping are the complaints of many people. What is causing all this discomfort? Well, we can call it “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” or “IBS”, I suppose, yet this diagnosis does not help any of us, does it? Labels are wonderful and give us a reason for our pain, except “the cause” is still out there. A mystery of sorts and a constant reminder we are not any closer than we were before. Personally, I have found these symptoms to be connected with “FOOD ALLERGIES” most of the time! Seriously! Years ago, medical professionals were taught that “food allergies did not exist”, yet now they are rethinking this philosophy. As a result of blood tests for food allergies, we know the body produces antibodies against a food it is allergic too. These food allergy tests are called ELISA (EIA) (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) or RAST (Radioallergosorbent Test). Knowing your allergies is one thing, but how can we enhance your quality of life rather being handed a “Life Sentence” of “you can’t eat this or this or this?” The information in this website is your first clue to looking at your allergies in a brand new way with solutions attached. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

Are My Shoes Causing My Back Pain?

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shoes“The Allergy Lady Says……..Shoes? Are those shoes really that innocent? Could they be causing your foot and back pain? Hmmmm…..Yes in deed! Let’s break them down to the fundamentals. They are often made of rubber, leather, tannic acid, cloth, synthetic materials, dyes, elastic, glues, adhesives, PVC pipe, plastic, and even sprayed with formaldehyde, waterproofing, or what are often called “shoe chemicals” among other things. Can you be allergic to these products? Absolutely, and they can be the reason for your body discomfort. Many people feel foot and heel pain, sciatic discomfort, sacral-lower back pressure, aching or sharp stabbing pain going down your legs, fatigue, headaches, asthma, etc. Suggestion: Start paying attention to the shoes you wear, and how your body feels when you wear them. You will notice that one pair of shoes causes more pain and the other is less. It’s Allergy! And, it can be fixed, so you can wear your favorite pair of shoes without pain. :) AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

Can You Be Allergic To Supplements?

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“The Allergy Lady Says……..Oh Holy Supplements!! We are so busy trying to find supplements with superior quality, more absorb-ability, more natural products, less inactive ingredients, no food coloring, and even wanting them to be found in the jungles of South America! We are driving ourselves crazy. And, we continue to separate the cheap supplements from the expensive, liquids from tablets, and trying to find different ways of deciphering the good from the bad. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”

The Allergy Lady Says……”There is one thing we keep forgetting to ask, “Are we/Can we be allergic to Supplements?” YES, even to Vitamin B, C, D, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Amino Acids, and the list goes on for a very long time. Here is a little rule about allergies: We can NOT absorb or metabolize something we are allergic too! Our Immune System, a collection of reactions/not a true system, which is similar to a Computer’s Operating System, does not recognize something it is allergic to and has no idea what to do with it! This explains our deficiencies found in lab tests….huh? It’s as if the Immune System has supplementslost the directions on what to do with it. So we “reboot” the body with the lost information by fixing the allergy, and now it can absorb it! Just as we would if our computer crashes, we reboot it…..right? It is exactly the same concept. Until you fix the allergy, the body will not utilize the supplement and just stores the byproducts in the body fat as toxins. AL www.allergylady.com blog.”